French whine about .wine domain name
Mon dieu! It seems that the French wine industry is feeling a little put out by the US-based international body that governs internet addresses. France is none too happy that Icann – the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers…
TechDigest.lol anyone? New top-level domain bids could make you laugh out loud
Google have announced that they are bidding to run a new set of top level domain addresses, including ".google", ".youtube" , ".docs" and even ".lol". Are Google about to lead a Lolcatz renaissance, or are these new domains too specific/and/or…
ICANN domain name expansion to shake-up new web addresses
The web is set for one of the biggest shake-ups its ever seen after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) have voted to allow a much longer list of domain endings to be available to site…
Non-Latin domain names go live in "historic" day for the internet
Non-Latin web addresses have gone live today, in what is being described as a "historic" day for the world wide web. Net regulators ICANN have now made available a system in which web addresses no longer have to include a…
.xxx domain names still being considered
Websites with a .xxx suffix are still being considered by the Global Internet Oversight Agency, new reports have shown. Talks are still taking place to discuss what the potential benefits of introducing the new domains could bring to the internet….
Web addresses in multiple languages by mid-2010
The change will delight web surfers worldwide, who will be able to use keyboards from their native territories rather than struggling with western Roman characters.
Tons of new domain names to hit the web – a .disaster waiting to .happen?
The internet regulator, ICANN, has given the thumbs up to a massive overhaul of domain names, a move that may dramatically change the way people surf the internet. The agency voted unanimously to relax its stance on top-level domain names, throwing the floodgates open for a near infinite number of new addresses, many likely to be centred around your favourite internet activities: .news, .shopping, .email or .copyrightinfringement